Student Assistants in High Performance Computing

Student Assistants in High Performance Computing

The High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart is one of Germany's top level centers for large scale computer simulations. Currently, we are looking for two students to support our research in the field of high-performance computing and linear optimization (MIP). The target of the research is to harvest the potential that parallelized computations on high-performance computing systems provide for high resolution optimization strategies for energy-systems - in terms of production, distribution and storage of electrical energy - when implementing renewable energy technologies. Regarding details, please have a look at our project homepage http://www.beam-me-projekt.de/.

Our part of the work in this project covers aspects of hardware, algorithms, parallelization, performance and power consumption of computer components and software. The following tasks may be done by research assistants:

  • Development of a plug-in for the profiler Vampir (visualization and analysis of parallel applications) to visualise and analyse electrical power and energy consumption data, which are collected on one of our clusters.
  • Participation in the development of numerical solution methods for large linear problems.
  • Analysis of programming languages such as C++, C and Fortran with respect to performance, energy efficiency and code maintainability in high-performance computing (HPC).

Basic knowledge of the Linux operating system and in one of the programming languages, C, C ++ or Fortran are desired. Basic mathematical knowledge in the area of linear optimization and numerics are not compulsory but desirable.

Contact persons:

Dmitry Khabi, khabi@hlrs, +49 711 685 65734
Björn Dick, dick@hlrs.de, +49 711 685 87189
High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
University of Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19